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Ever wonder where all National Holidays come from?  Like, #NationalCatDay or #NationalChocolateDay? Here at Shop for Promo we wondered the same thing.   We are still working on the answers for you, but here is what falls over the next five months.

November 2015

November 1

National Authors’ Day

National Family Literacy Day

National  Cook For Your Pets Day

National Vinegar Day

National Deep Fried Clams Day

National Brush Day

Daylight Saving Time Ends – First Sunday in November

November 2

National Deviled Egg Day

Traffic Directors Day – Nov 2 Except if it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday

November 3

National Housewife’s Day

National Sandwich Day

November 4

National Chicken Lady Day

National Candy Day

November 5

National Doughnut Day

National Love Your Red Hair Day*

National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! :) – First Thursday in November

November 6

National Nachos Day

Saxophone Day

November 7

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day*

November 8

National Cappuccino Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day

National STEM/STEAM Day*

November 9

National Scrapple Day

November 10

Marine Corps Birthday

National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 11

National Sundae Day

Veterans Day

November 12

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

November 13

National Indian Pudding Day

November 14

National Pickle Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day

November 15

National Bundt (Pan) Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

America Recycles Day

November 16 

National Fast Food Day

National Button Day

November 17

National Baklava Day

National Take A Hike Day

November 18

National Vichyssoise Day

Mickey Mouse Birthday

National Educational Support Professionals Day – Wednesday of American Education Week

November 19

National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day

National Play Monopoly Day

Great American Smokeout – Thursday Before Thanksgiving

November 20 

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

National Absurdity Day

November 21

National Stuffing Day

National Adoption Day – Saturday Before Thanksgiving

November 22

National Cranberry Relish Day

November 23

National Cashew Day

National Eat a Cranberry Day

National Espresso Day

November 24

National Sardines Day

November 25 

National Parfait Day


Shopping Reminder Day

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

Tie One On Day – Day Before Thanksgiving

November 26

National Cake Day

National Day of Mourning (Thanksgiving Day Link) – Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November

Turkey-free Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday in November

November 27 

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Day of Listening – Day After Thanksgiving

National Native American Heritage Day – Day After Thanksgiving

Black Friday – Day After Thanksgiving

Buy Nothing Day – Day After Thanksgiving

Flossing Day – Day After Thanksgiving

Maize Day – Day After Thanksgiving

You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After Thanksgiving

November 28

National French Toast Day

Small Business Saturday – Saturday After Thanksgiving

International Aura Awareness Day – Fourth Saturday in November

November  29

Electronic Greetings Day

International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People

November 30

National Mousse Day

National Meth Awareness Day

Computer Security Day

Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

Cyber Monday – Monday After Thanksgiving

Monthly Events, Holidays

November is:

Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Aviation History Month

Banana Pudding Lovers Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Family Stories Month

Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

Greens and Plantains Month

Historic Bridge Awareness Month

International Drum (Percussion) Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month


MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)

Military Family Appreciation Month

National Adoption Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month

National COPD Month

National Diabetes Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Fun with Fondue Month

National Georgia Pecan Month

National Gratitude Month*

National Home Care & Hospice Month

National Impotency Month

National Inspirational Role Models Month

National Life Writing Month

National Long-term Care Awareness Month

National Marrow Awareness Month

National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month

National Native American Heritage Month

National Family Literacy Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

National Pepper Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pomegranate Month

National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month

National Raisin Bread Month

National Roasting Month

National Scholarship Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Prematurity Awareness Month

PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month

Spinach and Squash Month

Sweet Potato Awareness Month (See also February)

NoSHAVEmber (US – Beard Month or Movember (Australia – Moustache Month )

Vegan Month

Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

Weekly November Events, Holidays

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 1-3 (Also March 15-17)

National Fig Week: 1-7

National Patient Accessibility Week: 1-7

World Communication Week: 1-7

Health Information and Technology Week: 3-9

International Fraud Awareness Week: 3-9

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 3-9

National Nurse Practioner’s Week: 3-9

National Rad Tech Week: 3-9

Give Wildlife A Brake! Week: 4-8 Link (First Week)

Intimate Apparel Week: 4-8 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)

Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13

Pursuit of Happiness Week: 7-13

Geography Awareness Week: 9-15 (2nd Full Week)

National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 10-16

National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 10-16 ((2nd Week M-Sun.)

World Kindness Week: 11-17

National Young Reader’s Week: 11-15 (2nd Full Week)

National Donor Sabath: 14-16 (The Fri.Sat.Sun. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving)

American Education Week: 16-22 (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)

National Book Awareness Week: 18-23

National Farm-City Week: 22-28 (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)

Better Conversation Week: 24-30

Church/State Separation Week: 24-30

National Bible Week: 23-29 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)

National Family Week: 24-30

National Game & Puzzle Week: 24-30

National Deal Week: 27-12/4 (Week begins on the Wed. aka day before Thanksgiving)

Daily Events, Holidays

December 2015

December 1

National Pie Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

Day With(out) Art Day

Rosa Parks Day

World Aids Day

National Day of Giving – #GivingTuesday – Usually Follows Cyber Monday

December 2 

National Fritters Day

National Mutt Day

Special Education Day

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting – Changes Annually December 2, 2015

December 3 

National Roof Over Your Head Day

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

December 4 

National Cookie Day

National Dice Day

Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

December 5

National Sacher Torte Day


Bathtub Party Day

International Ninja Day Photo Photo

International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development

*National Rhubarb Vodka Day* – First Saturday in December

Skywarn Recognition Day – First Saturday in December

December 6

National Pawnbrokers Day

National Microwave Oven Day

National Gazpacho Day

St. Nicholas Day

Miners’ Day

Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually December 6, 2015

December 7 

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Cotton Candy Day

International Civil Aviation Day

December 8

National Brownie Day

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

December 9

National Pastry Day

Weary Willie Day

International Anti-corruption Day

December 10

Dewey Decimal System Day

Human Rights Day

Nobel Prize Day

December 11

National Noodle Ring Day

UNICEF Birthday

International Mountain Day

December 12 

National Ambrosia Day

National Ding-a-Ling Day

Gingerbread House Day

Poinsettia Day

National Wreaths Across America Day – Second Saturday in December

International Shareware Day – Second Saturday in December

December 13

National Cocoa Day

National Violin Day

National Day Of The Horse  (Senate Res. 452)

Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends) – Second Sunday in December

World Choral Day – Second Sunday in December

December 14 

National Bouillabaisse Day

Monkey Day

December 15

National Cupcake/ Lemon Cupcake Day

Bill of Rights Day

Cat Herders Day

December 16 

National Chocolate-covered Anything Day

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day

December 17

National Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers Day

National Re-Gifting Day – Thursday before Christmas

December 18

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

International Migrants Day

Underdog Day– Third Friday in December

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Third Friday in December

Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually 2015 unknown

December 19

National Hard Candy Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20

National Sangria Day

International Human Solidarity Day

Mudd Day

December 21

National French Fried Shrimp Day

Crossword Puzzle Day

Humbug Day

Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day

December 22

National Date Nut Bread Day

Anne & Samantha Day(also June. 21)

Forefathers Day – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)

Winter Solstice – Day Between December 20 and 23

National Flashlight Day – Day of Winter Solstice

National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter

Yule – Day of Winter Solstice

December 23

National Pfeffernusse Day

National Roots Day


December 24

National Eggnog Day

Christmas Eve

December 25

National Pumpkin Pie Day

A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day


December 26

National Candy Cane Day

National Thank-you Note Day

National Whiner’s Day

Boxing Day (Canada)

December 27

National Fruitcake Day

December 28

National Chocolate Candy Day

National Card Playing Day

Holy Innocents Day

Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29

National Pepper Pot Day

Tick Tock Day

December 30

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Falling Needles Family Fest Day

Bacon Day

December 31 

National Champagne Day

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day(Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments.But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)

Make Up Your Mind Day

New Years Eve

No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year

Universal Hour of Peace

*Day * – Proclamation

December Monthly Events, Holidays

AIDS Awareness Month

Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month

Bingo’s Birthday Month

National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month

National Human Rights Month

National Tie Month

National Write A Business Plan Month

Operation Santa Paws (1-24)

Quince and Watermelon Month

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Spiritual Literacy Month

Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (12/17 – 2/5)

Tomato and Winter Squash Month

Universal Human Rights Month

Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

December Weekly Holidays, Events

Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 1-7 (First Week)

Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7

National Handwashing Awareness Week: 1-7 Link (First Week)

Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 7-13 (First Full Week)

Tolerance Week: 1-7

Human Rights Week: 10-17

Halcyon Days: 14-28 (Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)

Christmas Bird Count Week: 14-1/5

Gluten-free Baking Week: 14-20 (Week Before Christmas)

Posadas: 16-24

Saturnalia: 17-23

It’s About Time Week: 25-31

Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

January 2016

January 1

New Years Day

January 2

National Science Fiction Day

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

National Buffet Day

National Cream Puff Day

January 3

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

National Drinking Straw Day

National Fruitcake Toss Day

January 4

National Spaghetti Day

National Trivia Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in January

January 5

National Bird Day

National Whipped Cream Day

January 6

National Bean Day

National Shortbread Day

January 7 

National Bobblehead Day*

National Tempura Day

January 8

National Argyle Day

National Bubble Bath Day

National English Toffee Day

National JoyGerm Day

January 9

National Vision Board Day* – Second Saturday in January

National Static Electricity Day

National Apricot Day

January 10

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Save The Eagles Day

National Sunday Supper Day* – Second Sunday in January

January 11

National Milk Day

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

National Clean Off Your Desk Day – Second Monday in January

January 12

National Pharmacist Day

National Curried Chicken Day

National Marzipan Day

January 13

National Rubber Ducky Day

National Peach Melba Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Ratification Day

January 15

National Hat Day

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 16

National Nothing Day

National Religious Freedom Day

National Fig Newton Day

January 17

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

National Bootlegger’s Day*

January 18

National Winnie The Pooh Day

National Peking Duck Day 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday in January

January 19

National Popcorn Day

January 20

National Buttercrunch Day

National Disc Jockey Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 21 

National Hugging Day

National Granola Bar Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day  – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

January  22

National Blonde Brownie Day

Celebration of Life Day

January 23

National Pie Day – Click to find FREE and DISCOUNTED PIE Offers

National Handwriting Day

January 24

National Compliment Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Beer Can Appreciation Day

January 25

National Opposite Day

National Irish Coffee Day

January 26

National Spouses Day

National Peanut Brittle Day

National Ellen Degeneres Day*

January 27

National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28

National Have Fun At Work Day

National Kazoo Day

National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29

National Puzzle Day

National Corn Chip Day

January 30

National Croissant Day

National Seed Swap Day – Last Saturday in January

January 31

National Backward Day

National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

*Day * – Proclamation

January Monthly Observations

National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Mentoring Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Slow Cooking Month

National Soup Month

National Sunday Supper Month*

Febuary 2016

February 1

National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)

National Baked Alaska Day

National Serpent Day

February 2

National Groundhog Day

National Heavenly Hash Day

February 3 

National Day the Music Died Day

National Carrot Cake Day

February 4

National Thank a Mailman Day

National Homemade Soup Day

National Create a Vacuum day

February 5

National Shower with  a Friend Day*

National Weatherperson’s Day

National Wear Red Day – First Friday in February

February  6

National Lame Duck Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7

National Periodic Table Day*

National Send a Card to a Friend Day

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

February 8

National Boy Scouts Day

National Kite Flying Day

National Clean Out Your Computer Day – Second Monday in February

February 9

National Pizza Day

National Toothache Day

National Bagel Day (Formerly Bagel and Lox Day)

February 10 

National Umbrella Day

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11

National Make a Friend Day

National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk day

National White Shirt Day

National Shut-In Visitation Day

National Peppermint Patty Day

February 12

National Plum Pudding Day

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

February 13

National Tortellini Day

February 14

National Organ Donor Day

National Ferris Wheel Day

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

Valentines Day

February 15

National Gumdrop Day

Singles Awareness Day

Presidents Day – Third Monday in February

February 16

National Almond Day

National Do A Grouch a Favor Day

February 17

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Cabbage Day

February 18

National Battery Day

National Drink Wine Day

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

February 19

National Lash Day*

National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20

National Cherry Pie Day

National Love Your Pet Day

February  21

National Sticky Bun Day

February 22

National Margarita Day

National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

February 23

National Banana Bread Day

National Dog Biscuit Day

Spay Day USA – Last Tuesday in February

February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day

February  25

National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

National Clam Chowder Day

National Chili Day – Fourth Thursday in February

February  26

National Pistachio Day

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27

National Kahlua Day

National Strawberry Day

National Polar Bear Day

February 28

National Public Sleeping Day

National Pancake Day – IHOP – Changes Annually

National Chocolate Souffle Day

National Floral Design Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

February 29 (Every Four Years)

Rare Disease Day USA  – Last Day in February

February Monthly Observations

American Heart Month

An Affair to Remember Month

Black History Month

Canned Food Month

Creative Romance Month

Great American Pie Month

National Cherry Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Weddings Month

National Bake for Family Fun Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Heart Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

National Library Lovers Month

National Macadamia Nut Month

National North American Inclusion Month

National Snack Food Month

March 2016

March 1

National Dadgum That’s Good Day*

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

National Fruit Compote Day

National Horse Protection Day

National Pig Day

March 2

National Old Stuff Day

National Banana Cream Pie Day

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) – If on Weekend, Moves to Closest School Day

March 3

National Anthem Day

National I Want You to be Happy Day

National Cold Cuts Day

National Mulled Wine Day

March 4

National Pound Cake Day

National Hug a G.I. Day

National Grammar Day

National Day of Unplugging – First Friday in March

National Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday in March

National Salesperson Day – First Friday in March

March 5

National Multiple Personality Day

National Cheese Doodle Day

National Absinthe Day

March 6

National Dentist’s Day

National Frozen Food Day

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

National Oreo Cookie Day

March 7

National Be Heard  Day

National Cereal Day

National Crown of Roast Pork Day

March 8

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day

March 9

National Barbie Day

National Crabmeat Day

National Meatball Day

National Get Over it Day

National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – Second Wednesday in March

March 10

National Mario Day

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Pack Your Lunch Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 11

National Johnny Appleseed Day

National Worship of Tools Day

National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 12

National Girl Scout Day

National Plant a Flower Day

National Baked Scallops Day

March 13

National Good Samaritan Day

National Earmuff Day

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

National Coconut Torte Day

National K9 Veterans Day

National Jewel Day

Return of Daylight Savings – Second Sunday in March

March  14

National Potato Chip Day

National Pi Day

National Learn About Butterflies Day

National Children’s Craft Day

National Napping Day – Day after Return of Daylight Savings Day

March 15

National Shoe the World Day*

National Pears Helene Day

National Everything You Think is Wrong Day

National Ag Day – Changes Annually

March 16

National Freedom of Information Day

National Everything You Do is Right Day

National Artichoke Hearts Day

National Kick Butts Day – Changes Annually

March 17

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

St. Patrick’s Day

March 18

National Awkward Moments Day

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Sloppy Joe Day

National Biodiesel Day

National Supreme Sacrifice Day

March 19

National Poultry Day

National Chocolate Caramel Day

National Let’s Laugh Day

National Certified Nurses Day

National Quilting Day – Third Saturday in March

March 20

National Ravioli Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Proposal Day

Spring Begins – Changes Annually March 20, 2016

March 21

National Common Courtesy Day

National Single Parents Day

National Fragrance Day

National California Strawberry Day

National French Bread Day

Corn Dog Day

March 22

National Goof Off Day

National Bavarian Crepes Day

March 23

National Chip and Dip Day

National Near Miss Day

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day – Typically celebrated  on March 23rd,  however observed on a Friday or Monday when falling on a weekend

March 24

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

March 25

National Lobster Newburg Day

National Medal of Honor Day

National Tolkein Reading Day

March 26

National Spinach Day

National Nougat Day

Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness Day

March 27

National Joe Day

National Spanish Paella Day

March 28

National Weed Appreciation Day

National Something on a Stick Day

National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – Fourth Tuesday in March

March 30

National Take a Walk in the Park Day

National I Am in Control Day

National Doctors Day

National Pencil Day

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Manatee Appreciation Day – Last Wednesday in March

March 31

National Tater Day

National Bunsen Burner Day

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

World Backup Day

*Day * – Proclamation

March is the Month of:

National Caffeine Awareness Month

National Celery Month

National Cheerleading Safety Month

National Craft Month

National Credit Education Month

National Flour Month

National Frozen Food Month

National Kidney Disease Awareness Month

National Noodle Month

National Nutrition Month

National Peanut Month

National Sauce Month

National Umbrella Month

National Women’s History Month